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Lynda Davis Brown (#46937419)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy/family history since 1979. I do paid 'genny' work and some volunteer work. I simply love it and would be willing to help anyone that I am able to.
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Traci Jones
Pluma R Kirk Martin
I saw a message while I am trying to find out info on her parents where you were trying to find info on her grave picture. I really don't know any family from her parents side except ones who have died. She is my grandmother. I'm her youngest granddaughter and I have he youngest grandchild too. I was extremely close to her even though she died when I was almost 4. She had many strokes and I was her translator basically to the nurses and doctors and my mom & I went to the nursing home daily and would spend the whole day with her. She was born in February 1906 & died on January 27, 1977 on my parents wedding anniversary. Her mother had TB when she got pregnant with her and died when my grandmother was 4 years old. We all carry TB dormant because of my great grandmother getting pregnant already having it. Her mother's name was Maggie Cahilley/Cohilley/Caheely and she married Rufus Kirk who was my great grandfather. No one knows how to truly spell her maiden name. I was told that Pluma's mother's parents came on a boat from Ireland and gave birth to her mother in Oxford, AL & that she died in Jasper, AL from TB. My great grandfather Rufus remarried 2 more times because his wives kept dying on him. I think the second one had scarlet fever or something. I don't know about the 3rd one. I do know some of the half siblings took in his youngest children after Rufus died. I heard he was Scottish and Irish decent and had a bad temper. That's all I know. I would really like to find some living relatives and learn more about their families and if my great grandmother had siblings and really anything about her and my great grandfather's family. I believe Rufus Kirk died in Talladega County but not sure. I don't know how to find family that know anything. Do you have any tips?

My grandmother was married to my grandfather Efrom Alabama Martin who was born 1897 and died in 1962 I believe. He died before I was born from kidney urinic poisoning.
Added by Traci Jones on Sep 18, 2014 10:52 PM
RE: George Cemetery
Hi Lynda,

Hope all is going well. The photo request excursion was my first and only trip to George, so I know nothing of its history or its name change. The oldest readable graves in the Cemetery are of the George family, so I suppose that's the reason for the current name.

I'm speculating, but since the cemetery is in a rather remote area, it could be that it fell into disuse (there is a period in the late 1800s with few burials) and somebody later cleaned it up and renamed it after the most prominent and earliest family. That exact thing happened regarding the cemetery in which my great grandfather is buried. Sorry I couldn't be of more help...

Best regards,

Added by awelliott on Jun 03, 2014 5:48 AM
Thanks for the transfer of my distant cousin Millard Wilson HENDERSON to me. I have added what I could and connected with parents.

I always appreciate your kindness,
Added by Dianne on May 12, 2014 5:37 PM
paul & teresa (martin) goodwin
RE: Hopewell
That's all I needed of you. Thanks a bunch. There are about 200 missing photos, I'm going to look for them. They might have been skipped in another section. Just got back in town. I'll track them down at the cemetery. Thanks again.
Added by paul & teresa (martin) go... on May 08, 2014 5:00 PM
paul & teresa (martin) goodwin
RE: Hopewell
all of in your section. the last section likes about 60. two women are finishing it up. there are going to be about 200 memorail with pictures. i go back to cemetery and see if i miss an area. thanks.
Added by paul & teresa (martin) go... on May 04, 2014 7:06 PM
paul & teresa (martin) goodwin
RE: Hopewell
I've already caught up with you this weekend. All I got left is about 60 pictures in one section. There are two women working on it already. This has been a big job. Thanks to you and everyone else it has been easier. I hope it helps out someone. If you see any memorials you need let me know. I only need about 10 of these. The rest need to find a good home with relatives. That is my next project.
Added by paul & teresa (martin) go... on May 04, 2014 2:29 PM
paul & teresa (martin) goodwin
Hey, seen where you were working on front fourth section. Can you tell me how far you got? I'm fixing to start on the back end of it and work towards you.
Added by paul & teresa (martin) go... on May 03, 2014 12:41 PM
Freddy Brown
RE: Maria T. Haines death date
I found Maria, Thomas, and Roy. I corrected Maria's dates and posted pictures of all three gravestones. Thanks for pointing it out to me. One day before long, I plan to photograph all the stones in Crescent Hill. It will be a long project. I'm doing a few church cemeteries now as I find time.

Freddy Brown.
Added by Freddy Brown on Apr 21, 2014 1:41 PM
Freddy Brown
RE: Maria T. Haines death date
Hi Maria,
Our Crescent Hill Cemetery Book says May 15, 1935. I'm sure that's where I got it. I live here and will check it out. There are nearly 5000 graver there, and I don't think we have a map, so it will probably take me a little while as my walking is not good now with my bulging disk injury and a bad hip. I'll let you know soon.
Freddy B.
Added by Freddy Brown on Apr 21, 2014 10:14 AM
Hopewell Cemetery

I was wondering if you were adding these photos from PAUL GOODWIN because he must have sent me the same DVD to do. You have added the SAME photos of my DVD 'B'. I wonder what is up with that? If that is true, that is quite irritating and I am not sure I will even check on anymore to add that he sent. The other DVD he send doesn't work at all for me to add them - except for the 2nd section. I will try and find his email address to write him about this immediately. He sent me close to 3000 photos - did he do the same for you? I expected maybe a couple hundred. It took me 2 full days to copy just one section of 374 on my DVD 'A'. The rest didn't work!

Anyway just wanted to make sure you got these from PAUL GOODWIN too but you had to have - they are the exact photos.

Added by Dianne on Mar 30, 2014 12:36 PM
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